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StarCraft II: Q&A Round 51
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

The 51st Q&A focusing on answers to fan questions about StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty, Blizzard Entertainment's long awaited sequel to the original StarCraft, is now available. This time the Q&A includes a link to new death animations for units in the game. StarCraft II will return players to the story several years after the end of Brood War and will feature both a new single player campaign and a new multiplayer experience.

Chat with Devs: Between adding new unit models and sliming up the zerg buildings, the StarCraft II art team has also spent some time on some little details that make the game come alive, such as new unit death animations. Featured below, we have a protoss carrier being blown out of the sky by a squad of terran marines, as well as several zerg units falling to their fates.

2. StarCraft 2's terrain properties such as Xel'Naga towers, destroyable barriers and Brush have a significant effect on gameplay and appear to create specific points of interest/advantage on the map. Are there plans to introduce additional terrain buffs/effect to the battlefield?
The current terrain features are not finalized. We still have these three map features in the game and we plan to keep them during the beta, but it is always possible to add more features if we find something thatís balanced and encourages exciting game play.

6. StarCraft II is a package consisting of single player/campaign, multiplayer (+replay viewer), map editor and Battle.net. All four are complex and without a doubt require testing and patching. Has it been decided which of the above components are planned to be included in public beta testing?
You can have multiplayer game access through Battle.net during the beta and you can watch the replays as well. There will also be access to the Map Editor during the beta process but not necessarily from the start. Single player campaign will not be included in the beta.
Visit the link below to read the entire Q&A.

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